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Benno Rice

systemd is, to put it mildly, controversial. As a FreeBSD developer I decided I wanted to know why.

I delved into the history of bootstrap systems, and even the history of UNIX and other contemporary operating systems, to try and work out why something like systemd was seem as necessary, if not desirable. I also tried to work out why so many people found it so upsetting, annoying, or otherwise rage-inducing.

Join me on a journey through the bootstrap process, the history of init, the reasons why change can be scary, and the discovery of a part of your OS you may not even know existed.
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Hola Fedivers!

Quin goig anunciar que la #FediConf2020 se celebrarà a La Lleialtat Santsenca del 25 al 27 de setembre.

¡Hola Fediverso!

Qué alegría anunciar que la #FediConf2020 se celebrará en la Lleialtat Santsenca del 25 al 27 de septiembre.

Hi Fediverse!

What a joy to announce that the #FediConf2020 will take place at la Lleialtat Santsenca from 25th to 27th Septembre.

#FediConf #Fediverse #Fediverso #DecentralizeAll

For sailors coming to #FOSDEM : FOSDEM QML app, porting to #SailfishOS of Ubuntu Touch app, is avaible on #Jolla's Store

Thunderbird calendar addon Year View is now in "(very) low maintenance mode".

It will not be updated to support TB68 or TB70.
As the readme says, I don't have time, resources and motivation to keep work on this.

I'm not really using this plugin anymore from a while now.
I'm using TB only on my office Mac, where I'm still on TB60 because 90% of the addons I need still doesn't work in a way or another on TB68.

Writing "Year View" was a quite painful experience: overall documentation was too old ad outdated or non existent. And that's only on Thunderbird/XUL side: I had to read and understand Lightning code because I couldn't find any other docs. Most of the code in "Year View" is an edited copy of Lightning code. There are also a number of ugly hacks.

From what I read in Thunderbird docs, if I manage to make this thing run on TB68 I will need to rewrite it anyway to make it run on TB70 (where my needed addons will not run anyway). I'm very sorry, but It's not worth the pain.

If you want a proper year view in calendar in the future, please bugs Lightning devs.

Still today, when I want to impress someone showing what free software can do, I spin up Ardour 👍

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